Ease of installation, first class aesthetics and a trusted brand name are reasons why Marshall-Tufflex’s Powerpoles are the specified ceiling-mounted power delivery system within seven refurbished operating theatres at the Plymouth NHS Trust’s Derriford Hospital.
Project mechanical and electrical engineering consultants Hoare-Lea required pendant style containment for the delivery of additional data cabling in order to expand and co-ordinate existing services. “We chose Marshall-Tufflex as it is a proven specified brand and we have used its Powerpoles successfully before,” said Steven Libralon of Hoare-Lea. “We also chose them for ease of installation, technical suitability and neatness of profile.”
Newey and Eyre, Plymouth, supplied the Marshall-Tufflex ceiling mounted inverted hanging Powerpoles in 1100mm lengths for on-site installation by Mitie Engineering. The architect for the project was Stride Treglown.
Peter Addelsee, Estates Department, Derriford Hospital, said: “Switching from wall-mounted to ceiling mounted containment eliminates trailing cables and is preferable for health and safety reasons in operating theatres where power services need to be delivered in a convenient and accessible manner.”